The best military photos of the week: August 29
You can view our entire gallery of images in this week's gallery. In the mean time, though, we've chosen some of our favorites from the past week and have included them below.
Take a look.
When photos of the US Navy's oldest commissioned ship pop up, we have little choice but to post them at the very top of our weekly photo roundup. Today, Old Ironsides (formally known as the USS Constitution) is seen sailing through Boston Harbor as part of the nearly 220-year-old ship's Chief Petty Officer Heritage Week celebrations.
For image number two we've enlisted the services of the photographers aboard the USS Makin Island, for this great shot of a parked Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier, complete with a subtle rainbow in the background.
Next up, we've got a type of shot we'll never tire of – an M1 Abrams firing its big, 120-millimeter main gun. This tank belongs to the 3rd Battalion, 116th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Oregon Army National Guard.
Now, a sadder shot. This is the ex-USS Saratoga, under tow and headed for Brownsville, TX, where it will be scrapped.
In our final shot, we've got a great sunset acting as a backdrop for a pair of C-17 Globemasters from the 315th Airlift Wing practicing airdrops over South Carolina.
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